I'm Michael from Hummelstown, Pa - Right next to Hershey. I had a cheap Brinkmann barrel smoker for about 5 years. I believe it was the "smoke n pit". I moved it yesterday to clean it for the season and one of the legs broke off. So, I'm on the market for a new smoker. I have my sights on the Brinkmann Trailmaster LE. Seems like it is better construction and thicker steel than the one I had. I am open to similar suggestions - but the $299 price tag at Home Depot is a lot better to swallow than the $699 smoker at Bass Pro or $570 egg type ceramic smoker at Sam's Club. I have Raichlen's Barbeque Bible and How to Grill, but disappointed that he doesn't really cover smoking from the fire box. Any suggestions? I've enjoyed making brisket and pulled pork, but typically used it for basic grilling. I really want to try beer can chicken - which I was unable to fit them in the previous barrel smoker due to the space. I'd also like to try a turkey as well. Again, didn't have the space. Heating was also an issue with the "smoke n pit". Pork never seemed to cook through and using the fire box took too much fuel. Open to suggestions on the grill - and will be looking forward to some advice on smoking in the future. Other than developing a passion for using a smoker grill, I enjoy model trains, hiking, canoeing and camping. My wife and I live near Hershey with our 4 young children. I'm also an adult leader for a local Boy Scout Troop.